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Awesome: Guards! Guards!
  • Vetinari's luxury dungeon cell blows my mind every time I read it.
    • Not just the cell itself, the rats. OMG, the rats.
  • Carrot arresting a dragon.
    • Arresting it was actually protecting it from the violent mob
    • At the conclusion, when told to throw the book at Lupine Wonse, he obliges. As it happened, the aforementioned book weighed several pounds, and caused the head clerk to tumble backwards, and fall several stories to his death.
    • Another, earlier one, besides beating an entire bar, including a bunch of trolls, is when he was told to 'charge these men', meaning arrest them. He promptly backs away, and the reader has enough time to remember he takes everything literally... when Carrot runs, screaming, at the men, two axes in each hand, throws the axes, barely missing, and then runs at the armed men bare-handed. This is only the establishing moment of awesome, however.
    • We get an early evidence of Carrot's charisma when his speech to an entire bar's worth of drunken and fighty dwarves cause them all to realise the error of their ways, weep in shame and decide to write back home to their mums.
      • Remember the reasons for this, one explicite and one...only alluded to. he IS, culturally if not literally, a dwarf himself...and he is...possibly...the actual king of Ankh-Morpok
  • Pratchett is fond of characters paraphrasing the "Do you feel lucky?" speech from Dirty Harry. It gives Vimes one of his earliest awesome moments, in Guards! Guards!.
    • Guards! Guards! has FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC engraved over the door of the Watch House, for more Dirty Harry-based fun.
  • Although the Dragon was a villain (sort-of), the Dragon becoming King (or rather, Queen) of Ankh-Morpork.
  • Vetinari's speech to Vimes about the nature of men's souls and the sea of evil. That is all.
    Vetinari: "A person like you thinks that there are good men and bad men... There are, always and only, bad men - but some of them are on different sides."
    • Vimes' counter to the speech.
    • Better yet, Colon's and Nobby's unwitting counter to the speech, when they innocently ask for nothing more than a tiny raise and a new teapot as a reward for saving the entire city. The moreso, in that they're not black-and-white thinkers like Vimes, but just a couple of regular, flawed schlubs who couldn't be actual villains if they tried, nonetheless.
  • Carrot, Colon, and Nobby try to shoot the dragon in the vulnerables. Granted, it utterly fails, but given how many close scrapes they've had already, and how obviously reluctant Colon and Nobby are, it's impressive they still had the bottle to try. Not to mention they had a pretty decent grasp of how the Discworld works.
  • The swamp dragon Errol when he finally gets done rearranging his digestive tract. The dragon kennels exploded. The windows blew out. The door left the wall ahead of a great billow of black smoke and sailed into the air, tumbling slowly, to plow into the rhododendrons... Now Errol’s flame was visible, so hot as to be almost blue. The landscape rolled away underneath him at an impossible speed, and he was accelerating.
    • In short, Errol invents the jet engine.
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